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gauchogolfer
Mar 29, 2006, 09:47 AM
These are amazing; done by a guy in Britain, Julian Beever, who makes these 3D-like images.:

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/3372/mail3lg.jpg
http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/5244/mail19wu.jpg
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/2342/mail28ab.jpg

joepunk
Mar 29, 2006, 09:52 AM
Pretty cool stuff. Have always wondered what the drawings look like from other angles. Do the drawings have the same 3-D appearance as we see from the photos?

devilot
Mar 29, 2006, 09:58 AM
Pretty cool stuff. Have always wondered what the drawings look like from other angles. Do the drawings have the same 3-D appearance as we see from the photos?I wonder that, too. I really don't think you get the full effect from other angles.

Heh. Reminds me of Mary Poppins and how he drew on the sidewalk... mmm.

gauchogolfer
Mar 29, 2006, 09:59 AM
Pretty cool stuff. Have always wondered what the drawings look like from other angles. Do the drawings have the same 3-D appearance as we see from the photos?

Your wish is my command :cool:
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7480/mail8mo.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/7694/mail17hq.jpg

And then:
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/175/mail28zn.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2044/mail33op.jpg

Aarow
Mar 29, 2006, 10:09 AM
I've seen this in a myspace bulletin before, still very cool.

Applespider
Mar 29, 2006, 10:15 AM
I've seen these before too but they are still absolutely amazing.

I hadn't realised that he was British. I keep hoping to come across him some day - he'd make a fortune at Covent Garden if it wasn't
a - so packed theren's no room to draw
b - cobbled :rolleyes:

EDIT: I've just realised where that 'Get Poverty History' one was - and the really annoying thing is that I was in Edinburgh but took the other route out of Waverley station the 2 days of G8! :(

gallagb
Mar 29, 2006, 10:15 AM
bing! i think that's him.

http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/

Sdashiki
Mar 29, 2006, 10:26 AM
how the hell can he free-hand that stuff?

I would think he takes a photo of the site, photoshops his image and possibly uses a grid system.

the human eye can do amazing things, but cmon, perspective in that sense is a little hard to do alone.

2nyRiggz
Mar 29, 2006, 12:31 PM
Robin looks really girlie!....Batman is a little to close to robin. Those paintings are beautiful and they could fool me.


Bless

thedude110
Mar 29, 2006, 06:56 PM
Cool, confrontational and necessary.

Whatever it takes to throw people out of the routinized ...

rockthecasbah
Mar 29, 2006, 07:14 PM
that so awesome, but i don't get how he is able to calculate the distance he'd need to make it longer to make the pavement art "3D". Does he use computers with like math calculations or what? :o

mad jew
Mar 29, 2006, 07:16 PM
I love it. It's amazingly clever in that it makes you think it's quite simple yet is probably quite complex. :cool:

amacgenius
Mar 29, 2006, 07:17 PM
I've seen these multiple times before - but I still like them!

PlaceofDis
Mar 29, 2006, 07:32 PM
amazing and beautiful. i love it!

lem0n
Mar 30, 2006, 03:14 AM
so does he draw them with chalk and pastel??? [look like it] :eek: meanign it would be wash away after the rain? pity, those are so pretty...

BakedBeans
Mar 30, 2006, 03:31 AM
I would think he takes a photo of the site, photoshops his image and possibly uses a grid system.


:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Come on bud, just because someone is unique and talented - it doesnt make him a fraud

mcadam
Mar 30, 2006, 03:57 AM
Wow - these are cool!

that so awesome, but i don't get how he is able to calculate the distance he'd need to make it longer to make the pavement art "3D". Does he use computers with like math calculations or what? :o

There are many ways to do this... but basic of them all is that you start by establishing a viewpoint. Either on the site, and use it, preferably with an assistant, to draw, check from viewpoint, draw, and so on... Or you do it at home and use it to define the distorted grid, which you then use on the site, drawing it on the pavement.

Easiest method is probably to use a projector, but that's a little cheating. And you can only do it at night.

A

technicolor
Mar 30, 2006, 05:50 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Come on bud, just because someone is unique and talented - it doesnt make him a fraud

Exactly.

Obviously you people have never met anyone with impressive drawing skills, or know anything about perspective. Its kids in my drawing class who could do this technique very easily, and I am sure my illo teacher could it with his eyes close as he is a master at perspective.

Try going to an art school, you will find tons of ppl who can do this. Its not that hard to comprehend....:rolleyes:

Great looking nonetheless, but it doesnt take a computer to do this.

njmac
Mar 30, 2006, 06:03 AM
I have never seen these before. That is so cool :cool:

I have seen 3D painting in the sistene chapel and was completely amazed.

Platform
Mar 30, 2006, 06:24 AM
I really like them, but I had not see them from the "ugly" angle before....great though :cool:

jamesW135
Mar 30, 2006, 06:37 AM
Woah! Does that guy have a website, the things are cool.

gauchogolfer
Mar 30, 2006, 06:51 AM
Woah! Does that guy have a website, the things are cool.

Here you go: http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/

Cheers

EDIT: 200th post...avatar here I come :)

dogbone
May 8, 2006, 03:47 AM
I got this in the mail this morning. It's a whole bunch of Beever.

The attachment need to be changed from .txt to .html

BurtonCCC
May 8, 2006, 09:51 AM
That's incredible.

Daniel.

p0intblank
May 8, 2006, 03:10 PM
I've seen these before, but they never fail to amaze me.